I would like to dedicate this work to my mother and father for all the love they have given me and for being my guide for life. Thank you to my mother... I am doing this because I want to bring back the memories of you. My mother died in 1984 when I was 17 years old and my sister Tania was 14 years old and my oldest sister Alina was 19 years old.
I have very little memory of my mother because I left my house when I was 11 years old to live in another city and I could only visit my house twice a year. My mother put me in the art school, but never once saw me dance. With this work, I want to dance for her, I want to say thank you for this gift she gave me. With this work, I want to demonstrate how important it is to have parents with us in our lives, to be thankful of our parents with all the good, bad and imperfection.
All choreography by Ramón Ramos Alayo
Ramón Ramos Alayo
ALAYO DANCE COMPANY : Ramón Ramos Alayo, Serena Edwards, Antoine DeVinci Hunter, Aja Randall, Laura Serghiou, Kerry Sneed, Patricia West Sotelo, Oscar Trujillo and Petra Valoma
Premiere: April 29 - May 1, 2005 at Dance Mission Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Week 2 of the first CubaCaribe Festival
May 26 - 28, 2011 at the Laney College Theater, Oakland, CA
Week 3 of the seventh CubaCaribe Festival. La Madre was performed with Grief in the festival piece La Orilla.